So after messing around making some jewelry display stands for a friend...
...a nice gent stopped in and liked them so much he wanted some picture frames. Woowhoo! So I have never made picture frames before, but I do know HOW to make them. I loved Ana White's plan so I modified it to suit my needs.
Since I have a ICD and some tools don't play well with it, the hubby is full time cutter on the table saw and helped. Isn't he nice? We made one for the gent to see and make sure he liked my "vision"...
...this is the unfinished version. He delightfully approved after it was stained, distressed, and varnished. Yay! Then we got down to cutting for the other 4 matching frames.
It was so simple to put together! We used 1" x 6" boards stripped down so the frame size would look aesthetically pleasing the picture size, pocket jigs and some luaun. I created an assembly line of sorts for staining/distressing & finishing part.
If you did not have to varnish these, it would so be a 2 hour project! I am loving spray varnish though, super awesome! The finished piece!